The Paper Menagerie and Other Stories by Ken Liu
by Cam N. Coulter
Posted on November 5, 2016 reading
All in all, a fantastic collection. I recommend to all without reservation.
This collection showcases Liu’s strength and versatility as a writer of short fiction. The Paper Menagerie does a masterful job engaging and negotiating between fantasy and science fiction, and between Eastern and Western culture. Liu also experiments with form a fair deal; this is always interesting and well-done, but sometimes you get a story without a plot. Fortunately, only a few pages later, you will be in the middle of a fantastic story with a plot. So no harm done really, and the experimentations with form are inventive and enjoyable.
- The Perfect Match
- Good Hunting
- The Regular
- The Paper Menagerie
- All the Flavors
- The Litigation Master and the Monkey King